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The RS pro sports suspension of the new Competition Plus model features a coilover suspension that can be manually adjusted, for a balance between comfort and performance. Compared to the regular RS model, the RS pro sports suspension lowers the ride height of the Competition Plus version by 10 mm. In addition, customers can lower the undercarriage manually by an additional 10mm for a total of 20mm. The higher spring ratio, triple adjustable damper and stiffer anti-roll rod promise more precision and extra sporty character.

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The Quattro’s upgraded sports differential claims more agility and driving pleasure, especially in the ‘dynamic’ driving mode of Audi’s drive selection system. The newly developed software with custom settings now places more emphasis on the rear wheel. In addition, updated software in the transmission control system results in fast shift times and wider spread between different driving modes.

Thanks to improvements, the Audi RS 4 Avant Competition Plus accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, two tenths of a second faster than the standard version. The Audi RS 5 Coupé and RS 5 Sportback Competition Plus completed the sprint in 3.8 seconds, a 0.1 second increase from the regular RS 5s. In addition, Audi has increased the top speed of the Competition Plus version to 290 km/h.

Combined with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires (optional), improved ABS software and the RS ceramic braking system, the braking distance is shortened by two meters at 100 km/h.

Audi Sport GmbH has developed a new RS sport exhaust system with matt black exhaust specifically for the Competition Plus versions of the RS 4 Avant and the RS 5 Coupé and Sportback. The result is a more intense sound, which is caused not only by the exhaust system itself, but also by the reduced use of insulating material between the engine compartment and the interior. This intervention has also reduced the total weight of the car by about eight kilograms.

The RS 4 Avant and RS 5 Competition Plus are not only technologically different; The exclusivity of this version is also reflected in the interior. For example, the side panels of the seats are finished in Piano Black. An optional Dinamica/Pearl Nappa combination is available for the RS sports seats. The Dinamica material is made up of 45 percent recycled PET fibre, with approximately 215 grams of this material used in each seat.

The new version is also clearly recognizable from the outside, and not just by the glossy black rings on the hood and tailgate and the glossy black type designation. For the first time, these exclusive versions of the RS 4 Avant and RS 5 are available in a special Sebring Black crystal effect body color. Customers looking to enhance the sporty look of their car opt for the Phantom Black glossy competition wheels. As an option, Audi can pair these 20-inch alloy wheels with high-performance Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires designed for use on public roads and tracks. Matrix LED headlights with laser beam are standard for the Audi RS 5 Competition Plus, the RS 4 Avant Competition Plus is equipped with used Matrix LED headlights.

The new Competition Plus version will be available through Dutch Audi Sport dealers from July 2022. Pricing will be announced ahead of market launch.